Big love to all the 40+ week-ers out there! I waited it out with my baby and she was born at home & in water at 43weeks 3days
I didn't get to 40 weeks, but it was due to my body naturally delivering at 37 weeks 3 days, not medical intervention. If I could have kept him in there for at least another week, if not the whole 40 weeks, I would have! :)
So important! Give your baby and your body the gift of time.
My first 4 were 41 weeks, my twins were 38 weeks & 2 days (OB wanted to "take" them sooner) & #7 was almost 42 weeks. NONE induced!
I think women rush pregnecy to much you ask them when are you do theyll say doctor says such a date but if i dont go by certain time im gonna be induced
Sense when do we have such a choice Baby will be here when its ready...
and once its here your gonna wonder if you can stick it back up there sometimes LOL LOL
40, or 41, or 42, or 43, or more... don't presume all babies take the same time to be ready. I have had three baby girls, all at different gestations of their OWN choosing and timing. One at 42, one at 41+5 and one at 42+2. Good friend of mine only just had her babe this month, at 45 weeks!
I went to 43+1
My older son was born at 42 weeks..... he took his time being born.....I made sure that the birth was his own, not the Dr. nurses or hospital schedule.... I'm happy that I did.
We are not microwave ovens! Your body and your baby know when it's time for birth.
LOL.. what? we don't go beep?
so difficulft for many women intimidated by professionals. The last birth I attend was of a lady that was told that she had to be induced because the placenta was bad! She gave birth with 41 weeks beautifully at home.
I know, Mary Zwart, I know... The psychological terrorism of a bad placenta, of the insufficient amniotic fluid, of a too big baby... Poor women...
I was told all those things except the too big of baby part, they were telling me my baby could lose weight in utero! I did lots of my own research so I called B.S. on all their pressure techniques, but the Dr's manner made the last 12 days (post date) incredibly stressful which is not what a mama needs before birth.
So true! Great info!